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Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh is to become the fifth conservative judge in America’s highest court, after being narrowly confirmed by senators in the aftermath of hearings and FBI investigation of sex assault allegations against him. In a chamber where Republicans hold the narrowest of majorities, all senators voted in accordance with party lines, with the exception of Democrat Joe Manchin of West ...

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Crucial Senate vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination (WATCH LIVE)

The Senate is set to vote on ending the debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. A yes vote brings Kavanaugh one step closer to confirmation, and the months-long political soap opera to an end. The cloture vote essentially wraps up debate and creates a 30-hour window in which to hold a final confirmation vote with opposing Senators ...

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‘Absolutely nothing’ to prove claims against Kavanaugh, confirmation to proceed – Senate GOP

Senate Republican leadership announced that an FBI probe into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has found no evidence to support sexual assault allegations against the judge, and said that a vote will be held on Saturday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and five other Senate Republicans called for the vote after Senators from both sides of the aisle spent the ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee asks FBI, DOJ to investigate Kavanaugh accuser for lying

The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the FBI and the Department of Justice investigators to open a probe into “potentially illegal” actions of one of the accusers of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has since recanted. The man, whose name has been redacted from the committee’s letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, alleged that Kavanaugh ...

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Activists corner Sen. Flake, protest in Senate building ahead of Kavanaugh vote

As the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats walked out of the hearing and hordes of protesters made one last gasp at disrupting the bitter confirmation process. Before the committee voted to move the confirmation to the Senate floor, protesters – including a tearful woman who claimed to be a survivor of sexual assault ...

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Kavanaugh vote goes to Senate – Only question is when

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted along party lines in favor of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, with 11 yeas and 10 nays. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) asked for a delay of the floor vote, though. Democrats fought tooth and nail to delay the vote in committee and stop the floor vote, demanding a FBI investigation ...

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Senate committee votes on Kavanaugh after emotional hearing (WATCH LIVE)

LIVE UPDATES Published time: 28 Sep, 2018 13:39 Edited time: 28 Sep, 2018 13:48 The Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, just one day after the judge provided an emotional testimony to members of Congress, denying allegations of sexual misconduct. If the committee approves the nomination, it will then go to the full ...

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Ex-Google scientist raises Project Dragonfly concerns in Senate letter

In a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, former Google research scientist Jack Poulson details why he stepped down from the company in late August. The note, sent earlier this week, details growing concern over Project Dragonfly, the search giant’s attempt to enter the Chinese market in a meaningful way. The letter arrived as the Senate ...

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In Senate hearing, tech giants push lawmakers for federal privacy rules

Another day, another hearing of tech giants in Congress. Wednesday’s hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee with Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter, alongside AT&T and Charter, marked the latest in a string of hearings in the past few months into all things tech: but mostly controversies embroiling the companies, from election meddling to transparency. This time, privacy was at the ...

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In Senate hearing, tech giants push lawmakers for federal privacy rules

Another day, another hearing of tech giants in Congress. Wednesday’s hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee with Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter, alongside AT&T and Charter, marked the latest in a string of hearings in the past few months into all things tech: but mostly controversies embroiling the companies, from election meddling to transparency. This time, privacy was at the ...

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